Season Summary

Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
Ex
Sat Aug 4 11:30 PM
EDM 35 @ BC 21 W 23,566  
Ex
Wed Aug 8 5:45 PM
EDM @ MTL 33 L 22,806  
Ex
Fri Aug 10
EDM 13 @ OTT 33 L 10,000  
Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
1
Sat Aug 18
SSK 3 @ EDM 15 W 16,500  
2
Sat Aug 25
CGY 22 @ EDM 23 W 16,500  
2
Mon Aug 27 11:30 PM
EDM 18 @ BC W 30,374  
3
Mon Sep 3 11:30 PM
WPG 20 @ EDM 21 W 15,000  
4
Sat Sep 8 10:00 PM
EDM 4 @ SSK 31 L 13,500  
4
Mon Sep 10 11:30 PM
EDM 28 @ CGY 15 W 12,000  
5
Sat Sep 15
BC 8 @ EDM 34 W 21,737  
6
Sat Sep 22
CGY @ EDM 52 W 20,000  
6
Mon Sep 24
EDM 1 @ BC 11 L 23,066  
7
Mon Oct 1 9:30 PM
SSK 33 @ EDM 7 L 20,000  
8
Sat Oct 6
EDM 7 @ WPG 10 L 18,700  
8
Mon Oct 8 10:30 PM
EDM 36 @ CGY 8 W 11,261  
9
Sat Oct 13 3:30 PM
EDM 37 @ SSK 17 W 14,500  
9
Mon Oct 15
WPG 11 @ EDM 21 W 20,000  
10
Mon Oct 22
BC 13 @ EDM 54 W 15,000  
11
Sat Oct 27
EDM @ WPG 33 L 14,409  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
P2
Sat Nov 10 3:00 PM
EDM 22 @ SSK 23 L 13,500  
P2
Mon Nov 12 9:30 PM
SSK 12 @ EDM 20 W 19,000  
P2
Sat Nov 17 9:30 PM
SSK 7 @ EDM 51 W 22,461  
Week Date/Time (EST Result Attendance TV
GC
Sat Nov 24 1:00 PM
EDM 50 vs MTL 27 W 27,425 R/C, CBCE
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season There was no Pre-Season schedule in 1956.
Regular Season 16 11 5 0 22 358 235 L1 4-2-0
    Home 8 7 1 0 14 227 110 W2 5-1-0
    Visitor 8 4 4 0 8 131 125 L1 3-3-0

Full 1956 League Standings

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (3-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 2 (0-2-0) 9 (9-0-0) 3 (1-2-0) 4 (1-3-0)
After 2nd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 4 (3-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (1-3-0) 10 (9-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 6 (2-4-0)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 5 (4-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 3 (0-3-0) 11 (10-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (1-4-0)
After 4th 7 (7-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 4 (4-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0) 11 (11-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 5 (0-5-0)
Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.453 7-1-0 (8) 4-4-0 (8)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
BC Lions (4) 0.375
Calgary Stampeders (4) 0.250
Saskatchewan Roughriders (4) 0.625
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (4) 0.563
19561955 +/-
Average Combined Score 37.06 +11.88
Average Winning Score 30.82 +10.60
Average Losing Score 3.80 +2.30
Average Home Score 28.38 +5.50
Average Visitor Score 16.38 +3.50
Average Margin of Victory 20.18 +7.18
Average Margin of Loss 19.80 +13.30
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 652489 6947116 483280 452873 227 (28.4)131 (16.4)358 (22.4)
Opponent 112940 5050100 242751 251944 125 (15.6)110 (13.8)235 (14.7)
Head Coach
Assistant Coaches
  • Eagle Keys – Assistant
  • Ray Prochaska – Assistant
1956 Player Awards and Nominations
1956 Most Outstanding
Edmonton Eskimos 1956 All-Star Selections
7 All-Division Selections
Coach Frank “Pop” Ivy
QB Jackie Parker
HB Normie Kwong
DE Frankie Anderson
SEC Earl Lindley
SEC Ted Tully
DHB Rollie Miles

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1956 Edmonton Eskimos Canadian Amateur Draft Picks
Round–Pick
(Overall)
[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
1–9 (9)   Bobby Waugh (G) Toronto
2–9 (18)   Earl Ford (G) Toronto
3–9 (27)   Frank Geard (HB) Queen's
4–9 (34)   Peter Martin (G) McMaster

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